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Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
are as fed up as bob costas is with the state of affairs, currently. people want change, and they want to see the president lead when it comes to that change. >> you were on this show a couple of months ago actually when i was out in denver, you had just come out with your ad with this unbelievably 30 second powerful ad begging and pleading at some point in the presidential debates for somebody to discuss gun control. you were in that movie theater shot. you look great your life was altered. has the white house responded called you said anything? >> no, not directly, and, you know, that's tough but we're hopeful, really, that we'll be able to reach out to them in the next term. >> and then am i right that the argument and maybe i can say this more easily, because as somebody who is in politics, you know the calculus people would run. the penalty says i can't lose, those swing voters will cost me pennsylvania ohio, wisconsin. he got reelected had those voters, but now he doesn't need them. there is no next time. what is the possible rationale? why have they not stood up clearly and said we mus
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
-minute appeal by former senator bob dole himself a disabled veteran, as well as every major veterans group and even the chamber of commerce could not sway senate republicans. but this is what has become of the republican party. a party whose views often dissend to the lowest common denominator and defined by paranoid fears of the u.n. that are devoid of any fact whatsoever. so one could understand harry reid's frustration in trying to negotiate with republicans when he vented, and i quote, it's difficult to engage in rational negotiation when one side holds well-known facts and proven truths in such low esteem. senator reid is spot on or more on what it means for the disabilities community i'm met with the ceo how shocked are you that it could not be ratified by the united states senate. >> when it comes down to it, i was floored. there is no reason in this day and age when a treaty that is focused on a quality for people with disabilities abroad can't pass the u.s. senate. it was really ridiculous and ultimately a sad day for america that we couldn't get it through. this treaty would have
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
is the president of common cause and former six-term congressman from pennsylvania, bob edgar. we're joined by michael waldman president of the brennan center for justice. thank you for your leading this worthwhile crusade against obstructionism in the senate. congressman, let me begin with you. harry reid's reforms are pretty thin soup compared to what might be done. they say to filibuster, you have to be actually on the floor. it reduces the number of hours before you can actually break a filibuster and it says you can't filibuster initiation of consideration rather than closure to end it. why are there not 67 votes for that sort of thin reform package? >> well, eliot, there are actually three options and as you say leader reid has the most modest proposal to change the rules and allow for the filibuster to be weakened but not done away with. there is another coalition that michael and i are part of that is trying on the first legislative day to have a filibuster that looks more like jimmy stewart's filibuster back in 1939
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